Restaurant Review: Christiana Muir
While the restaurant used to be a filling station, it certainly doesn’t look like it. Upon entering Margot Café, you will find a two story dining area with a bar in the center, a covered patio and garden outside, soft music, and a friendly staff.
The pots and china hanging on the exposed brick walls combined with the open lighting help make the restaurant feel welcoming and intimate.
The menu is specially created for that day. Owner and Chef Margot McCormack is passionate about creating dishes that are fresh and locally sourced. Bold and interesting flavors such as pizza with leeks and goat cheese or golden beets with avocado mousse and grapefruit can be found on the menu. The menu offers appetizers to share ($3-$12), first course options ($6-$12), and second course options ($18-$26). There are also dessert and drink menus.
On my visit, my partner and I started off the night by ordering a glass of LaTour red wine ($12.50) and a peach bellini ($8). We shared an appetizer of “Herb Infused Olive Oil with Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan” ($3). This was a plate of flavorful olive oil with spices and onion slices alongside fresh bread from the bakery. The focaccia bread was freshly baked and addictive.
For dinner, we ordered two items off of the second course section: “Southern Natural Farms Flatiron Steak with Escarole, Crispy Red Potatoes & Parmesan Anchovy Dressings” ($25) and “Grilled Cobia with Wilted Romaine, Bacon Vinaigrette & Garlic Breadcrumbs” ($26). The steak was cooked as ordered and presented beautifully. The grilled cobia was fantastic. For dessert, we shared “Pomegranate Sorbet with a Pecan Lace Cookie” ($5) and a small french press coffee ($3). Our coffee was french pressed and poured at our table. Our gourmet meal for two including drinks, an appetizer, two main course dishes, a dessert, and coffee cost $88.24.
Margot Café is open for dinner Tuesday-Saturday (5:30-10pm) and Sunday Brunch (11am-2pm). Margot Café is closed on Sundays after brunch and Mondays.
Margot Café & Bar is located at 1017 Woodland Street Nashville, TN 37206 www.margotcafe.com Tel: 615 227 4668